Pining Away At The Holidays

Are pine needles giving you a bigger headache than holiday eggnog?  To prevent needles from spreading when you take down the Christmas tree, place a plastic tree bag underneath the tree stand before you begin decorating.  Cover with a tree skirt, and when the holidays end, just remove the ornaments and stand, pull up the bag and toss the whole thing outside.  No mess and no leftover needles in June.